2nd International Workshop on Software Health Management


2nd International Workshop on Software Health Management
(SHM 2011)
August 2 2011
Palo Alto, California, USA
A satellite event of the
4th International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology
(SMC-IT 2011)
Software is increasingly becoming the main implementation tool for system functions, as well as systems integration. This leads to increases in complexity (and costs), such that it becomes exceedingly hard to exhaustively test and verify the software, such that latent faults could remain in the deployed systems. In complex heterogeneous physical systems (like spacecraft and aircraft) such situations are addressed by ‘Integrated Systems Health Management’, where the health of (sub-) systems is continuously monitored, and if anomalies are detected their source is isolated, and appropriate mitigation action is taken. Software health management applies the same concept to software, but in the context of the larger, physical system.

This is the second workshop in this series. Its goal is to bring together interested researchers from the community and interested ‘customers’ from the government and the industry to discuss: (1) the challenges of software health management, (2) the foundations and principles for software health management, (3) early, promising technical results in this area, (4) challenge problems from real systems, and (5) new research directions. The expected outcome of the workshop is a set of short papers and presentations that outline the state of the problems, the state of the art, the challenges, and interesting new research results and directions in the area.

Submissions: Anticipated submissions are brief position papers (extended abstracts) and not more than 3 pages long.
Topics of interest include, but are not restricted to:
  • Foundations and principles of software health management
  • Software anomaly detection
  • Fault isolation for software
  • Fault mitigation techniques, ranging from pre-defined to fully autonomic
  • Early, promising technical directions and results
  • Challenge problems from real-life systems
  • Novel research directions and approaches, including model-based techniques 
The submitted papers could present new results from actual research which might be preliminary or intermediate, or report on lessons learned, or open problems.
Authors are invited to submit the extended abstract by May 15, 2011. Submissions should be formatted using the IEEE CS conference style, (template is available from http://smc-it.org/authorinfo.html). Papers can be uploaded at https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=shm2011. Electronic submission in the PDF format will be required, except by special arrangement with the program chair. Authors will be notified of acceptance by June 18, 2011. Final, revised versions of accepted abstracts must be submitted by June 30 2011.  
All submissions will undergo a thorough review by the program committee (at least 3 reviewers per paper). The collection of position papers of this workshop will be published on the workshop website.
Important deadlines:
Submission:  May 15, 2011 May 31 2011
Notification:   June 18, 2011 June 27 2011
Final version: June 30, 2011 July 14 2011
Workshop:    August 2, 2011
Abhishek Dubey and Gabor Karsai, Vanderbilt Univ.
Program Committee
-Saddek Bensalem, Verimag
-Seung Chung, NASA JPL
-Abhishek Dubey, Vanderbilt University, Co-Chair
-Klaus Havelund, NASA JPL
-Gabor Karsai, Vanderbilt University, Co-Chair
-Philip Koopman, CMU
-Michael Lowry, NASA ARC
-Robyn Lutz, Iowa State University
-Paul Miner, NASA LaRC
-Laura L. Pullum, ORNL
-Oleg Sokolsky, UPenn
-Ashok Srivastava, NASA ARC
-Irem Tumer, Oregon State    University



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